A post by contributor Kim Allen-Niesen, co-founder of Bookstore People For information on becoming a contributor click here.. The Magic Treehouse Many families are saving money by sharply curtailing their vacation budget, but that shouldn’t mean a summer without adventure. We spent a summer at home discovering our city through the Magic Tree House series … Read more
We will be featuring profiles of bookshops and their owners. The goal is for you to get to know your fellow dealers, perhaps ask a question or two via the comments, and to show potential owners that it is doable. If you see a profile of a shop in your area please take a second … Read more
Take My Advice-I’m Not Using It! I love bookstores, all bookstores, in-print, out of print, paperback exchanges; whether they are dusty, dark and cluttered, or well lit and meticulously organized, if you take me to a bookstore that has a good selection of books, especially children’s books, be prepared to only see the back of … Read more
The early 20th Century saw the first of what can be considered the modern children’s picture book. The books were short, the words relatively few, and the illustrations advanced the story instead of merely illustrating the text. Whether it was Peter Rabbit squeezing himself under Mr. McGregor’s fence or poor Pooh being thumped on the … Read more
The most liberal identification of the time frame for the Golden Age of the Illustrated Book is from 1865 till the beginning of World War II. And while not all illustrated books of this age were children’s books, it definitely delineates the high end collectible for this genre.
If you don’t have kids of your own you may have missed some of the wild and whacky thing publishers have been doing to grab little kids attention. With the manufacturing of these specialty books having been sent offshore, these novelty kids books have come down in price. Here are a few recent interesting items … Read more